Dressing for the gym has never been more fun. There are so many options for awesome athletic wear these days, and the best part about it is that you can easily take them from the gym to the street. For me at least, that whole process starts with a comfortable sports bra with a pretty back that you'll love showing off.
I love activewear, and I'm certainly guilty of wearing it outside of the gym (sports bras are basically my errand running/travel bra). Strappy sports bras are my favorite piece of workout clothing because they are so comfortable but still on-trend. They come in so many different colors and a ton of great styles. And with the athleisure trend soaring up to an all-time high, you can get more than just a racerback sports bra. Now, you can find one with intricate details that you'll be happy to have peeking out from under your top.
Whether you are looking for a running bra, a high impact sports bra, or a plus size sports bra, you can find one that's stylish with a pretty back that adds a thoughtfully designed touch. And the best part is that you won't have to sacrifice support for style. All of your favorite brands make sports bras with pretty backs that also offer you the support you need to do your favorite activities.
1. Full Support Yoga Racerback Bra
The eye-catching design of the back of this bra is anything but boring. You'll be happy to show off the back of this black and and white sports bra during your next yoga class. Plus, it features moisture-wicking fabric and comes with mesh paneling to create some airflow.
2. Criss-Cross Back Light Support Yoga Bra
When you're doing hot yoga, you want to be wearing a lightweight bra that has moisture-wicking fabric so you aren't uncomfortable. This lightweight bra offers you just enough support for yoga class. The criss-cross straps allow you to move more freely without feeling constricted.
3. High Impact Double Layer Sports Bra
If you're into high impact exercises like kickboxing, running or cycling, then you might want a bra that can fully support you. A super stylish compression bra that features a double layer is a great option. The racerback features a mesh insert to give you a bit of a breeze while working out.
4. Colorblock Zip-Up Racerback Bra
The two toned racerback bra has a keyhole cutout for ultimate style and ventilation. It is also designed with wide contoured armholes for comfort and support. The great thing about this bra is you can wear it on its own for medium impact workouts, or rock it over another bra for a high impact run.
5. Strappy Back Bra
This comfortable, seamless bralette is great for layering under a low back tank at the gym. The caged, strappy back keeps you on trend and it comes in several different colors. This is the bra that you'll throw on to run errands or wear for a low-impact workout, like yoga.
6. Wire-Free Criss-Cross Racerback Bra
A bra that combines moisture-wick technology, removable cups, and flat seams for chafe-resistance is ideal for workouts. Plus, this colorful bra features an awesome criss-cross, color block back — one that you will want to show off to everyone in your pilates class.
7. Push Up Sports Bra With A Cool Keyhole Back
A sporty, yet sophisticated bra is a great option to show off your style. This one comes in a push-up bra style and has a really cool racerback, complete with a trendy keyhole cutout. This is definitely a bra that you won't only wear to the gym.
8. Thin, Feminine Strappy Bra
Another great bra for your Bikram Yoga class: This light support bra allows you to move freely and doesn't make you even hotter in your hot yoga studio. The back of the bra features a strappy racerback style and comes in 15 different colors.
9. Low-Coverage, Light-Support, Awesome Back Bra
Sweat, stretch, twist and bend in this criss-crossed back bra that allows you to easily move. The high quality, sweat-wicking fabric is perfect for those hot yoga classes that you just can't get enough of. Even better: Lululemon added a quick-drying mesh on the lining of the bust, so you can stay dry.
10. Bright Strappy Backed Bra
This printed sports bra features mesh inserts at the bust and the back to create ventilation. The strappy backed bra is a fun style that is perfect for layering, and it also comes in 14 other colors.
11. Halter Style Sports Bra
With four-way stretch and a sweat-wicking fabric, you will feel so comfortable and supported in this cute bra. Plus, it features anti-bacterial technology and comes in black, pink, blue and white.
12. Cool Racerback Bra
Designed with TruSupport, you're guaranteed a level of comfort and support that won't start pulling and tugging midway through your day. This bra has both shoulder and racerback straps that aren't only stylish — it means extra support where you need it.
13. Open Back For Full Range Of Motion
A bra that's breathable, allows you to move the way you want, and is stylish is hard to find. This bra by PUMA is all of those things, plus, it features an awesome print and a dry cell fabric that draws sweat away from your skin.
14. Colorful, Ventilated Backed Bra
The great thing about this bra is that the cool design on the back is actually made out of mesh panels. The mesh panels make the bra breathable, which makes your workout feel more enjoyable. Plus, the bra comes in five different colors (and at a price point like this, you can stock up).
15. Ribbed Back Sports Bra
Made with fabric that moves like a second skin, this ribbed back bra is great for workouts. It's an awesome design that still gives you the support and coverage that you look for in a sports bra. It's made with moisture-wicking technology, too, so you can take it from the gym to happy hour after your workout.
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